Dream symbol Caravan


camel, crowd, oasis, escort, trader, mecca, desert, nomad, heat, dune, arabs

The term "caravan" most likely originates from the Persian word "karwan", which means "traveling party" or "train with camels". Also, derived from Sanskrit, there is the term "karabha," which translates as "camel."

Up to the 20th century, caravan migrations have found their place, symbolizing groups of people who traveled on foot along traditional trade routes from Africa to Asia, accompanied by beasts of burden such as donkeys and camels. It became a kind of communal life between people and animals and served as a protection for the travelers from raids by Bedouins (nomadic tribes) and from wild animals.

Caravans served various purposes, on the one hand there were trade caravans, for bartering, and salt caravans, which were also used to exchange goods. Salt played an important role in on this way. On the other hand, there are also pilgrim caravans, where devout people gather to make a pilgrimage to a holy place.

General dream interpretation

If a caravan appears in your dreams, it symbolizes instability and restlessness in your current life. Especially if the dreamer is shown a picture of the caravan in the dream, which he himself sees setting out and moving away.

Envy may also be expressed behind this dream image. The dream thus invites the person to release the resentment towards these people and to focus on their own gifts, which are certainly abundant. Even if you do not progress as quickly as others, you will stick to your goal with persistence and constancy, even if there are sometimes hurdles.

In addition, a caravan in a dream can also reflect a constant dissatisfaction in stiff life structures. This dream symbol advises the sleeping person to trace whether this corresponds to the current state of life and one could accordingly work towards preparations and change.

If one observes as an outsider how a caravan returns from a long arduous journey, this dream makes clear that difficult phases are over and one can look full of hope and confidence into the future.

Psychological dream interpretation

Psychological dream analysis would advise the dreamer to be more RESPECTFUL through the "caravan" symbol. To throw in the towel at the slightest resistance is not really effective. It is time to acquire more endurance, toughness and stamina. Even if the path is often difficult and arduous, success will come.

The caravan could also indicate that we may feel safe, because we have the care and protection of loved ones and close friends who accompany us on our life's journey.

Spiritual Dream Interpretation

From the point of view of spiritual dream interpretation, the image of the caravan in a dream symbolizes the protection of the spiritual world. We may let ourselves fall completely full of trust and let ourselves be led into deeper layers of consciousness.


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